Friday, August 17, 2018

Autumn Season... It's Coming!!!

Hello friends!  Happy Friday to all of you!  It's Lisa here again, and yes I know that summer is still in full blast, but soon enough we will all be putting on our seaters and kicking through leaves in Fall.  And since Fall is my favorite season I decided to play with the new Sunny Studio Stamps Beautiful Autumn Stamps and Amazing Argyle Paper...


Aren't they so fun together?!  I LOVE the colors in this paper pad, it makes Fall seem so cheerful!  And the cute little images in the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set are fun to color plus they can be personalized with faces or a heart or three little dots.  To create my card I started by diecutting three windows.  I stamped my images and colored them in with Spectrum Noir Markers.  I then stamped my sentiment and added a few enamel dots.


I hope I've inspired you to give the little stamp sets a second look as they have so much to offer at a fraction of a cost!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Winter - yes! I'm starting my Christmas cards!!!

Hi! Kerys from Scrappin'n'happy here today with a combination of Neat and Tangled and My Favorite Things.
These stamps and dies are all available from the Crafty Doodle Chick Store.


I stamped the background using Neat and Tangled 'Hello Winter' stamp set and pale grey ink. I used the same stamp set to stamp the large 'winter' in blue ink, which I then heat embossed with transparent embossing powder.

I used MFT's 'Layered Snowflakes' die-namics to cut out the snowflakes from 2 different blue colors of cardstock from my stash. I added some enamel dots to the centre of each snowflake.

I adhered this panel onto a matching blue background, and then onto a 5.5" x 5.5" white card base.

Hello WinterMFT Die-namics Layered Snowflakes

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting. x

Friday, August 10, 2018

I Soda Like You!

It's true! I do like you!!!  It's Lisa here with you and I just discovered the Newton's Nook Love Bites Stamp Set, and I LOVE it!!!  It makes me giggle, and it's so cute to craft with.  Check it out...


To create this card I used an MFT blue print die and some fun summer papers.  I then stamped my sentiment and my cute little soda bottles and colored them in.  And viola!  Super cute card quick and easy.  And I can't wait to create different cards with the other cute couples in the set.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out the new items that are always being added to the store!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A Dog Can Change Everything

Hi! Kerys from Scrappin'n happy here on the Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with one of my favorite stamp companies - Whimsy Stamps.

I love all of the new dog stamps that Deb Davis is designing for Whimsy Stamps and I couldn't resist putting this card together. These stamps and dies are all available from the Crafty Doodle Chick Store.


I used the Whimsy Stamps Puppy Paws Background stamp to stamp a piece of kraft card with Versamark Watermark ink. I then heat embossed this with transparent embossing powder. I love the tone-on-tone look. 
I cut this panel down to 4" x 5 1/2".

I stamped the sentiment and paw print onto some patterned paper from my stash using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. The stamps come from Whimsy Stamps Unconditional Love stamp set.

I then used the Whimsy Stamps Wavy Edgers die set to cut this stamped panel along with some cream cardstock from my stash. I then stacked these onto the kraft panel.

I adhered the  panel onto a cream standard A2 sized card base.

Puppy Paws Background - Whimsy StampsUnconditional Love - Whimsy StampsWavy Edgers Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting. x

Friday, August 3, 2018

Layered Stencil Front and Center

Hello crafty friends!  It is Friday and everyone loves Fridays, so I'm here to share another one of my loves with all of you... Altenew stencils!  I love Altenew in general, but I have recently enjoyed playing with stencils again and Altenew has a wide range of them.  Today's particular project uses the Layered Dahlia Stencil Set, something new to me and I LOVE how it works. ( I feel like I'm using that love word a lot! lol )


And this card came together quickly thanks to this beautiful stencil set.  I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" panel and adhered stencil A right in the center making sure to cover all of the edges with washi tape.  This not only ensured me that my stencil would stay down but it also helped me create the white border.  Next, I went over stencil B with more distress oxide ink, added a few splashes of water and set it to the side. 

My sentiment comes from the Altenew Crafty Life Stamp Set. ( Currently sold out, but you can add your name to the waitlist! :) )  I chose to heat emboss it in gold as I like the color combination with blues.  I adhered it to my stenciled panel with a few pieces of foam adhesive, and that's my card!  Simple, easy, and still beautiful!


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Gnomes have feelings too!

Hi! Kerys from Scrappin'n Happy on Crafty Doodle Chick blog today with one of my favorite Stamping Bella stamp sets.

I love anything to do with gnomes! Not the garden gnome variety...more the swedish/norwegian style gnomes! I started collecting a few this last Christmas and drove my husband crazy! So when I saw these stamps in the Crafty Doodle Chick store I knew I must get them. And to match my gnomes at home, I turned them into a Christmas card! This set is called 'Gnomes Have Feelings Too' by Stamping Bella.




I stamped the images and used my prismacolor pencils to color them in. I added some white detailing using a gel pen, and then used my Scan'n cut to cut them out.

I used the 'Outside In Stitched Scallop Circle Stackables' from Lawn Fawn to cut out the centre piece and adhered a notecard from Teresa Collins from my stash behind. I added the gnomes in front, popping then in the center up on pop dots.

I die cut some grey cardstock using Sunny Studios new 'Greetings' die 3 times - stacking them on top of each other for added dimension. I then found a simple 'Christmas' word stamp in my stash to complete the sentiment.

I then adhered the white panel onto a red cardstock panel, and then onto a standard A2 sized card base.

Gnomes Have Feelings Too - Stamping BellaGREETINGS WORD DIE - Sunny Studio

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting. x

Friday, July 27, 2018

When In Paris...

Hello!  It's Lisa here with you on this amazing Friday!  And I have some fun, rainy day watercoloring to share with you that features the stamp set In Paris by Penny Black.  Currently this specific set is sold out at the moment, but never fear the technique I've used on this set is perfect for many of the other Penny Black watercolor sets just like it.  For example the Garden Gems set or the Ravishing stamp set.  And if you really must have the In Paris set then you can add your name to the notification list and you'll receive an email when it is back in stock!

Now onto my project...




To achieve the hand watercolored look I started by stamping the image a few times with Distress Ink: Weathered Wood onto Arches Hot Press Watercolor Cardstock.  I then used other Distress Inks smooshed onto my glass mat and picked up using my water brush. Make sure you let each area dry before painting a section next to it or else you'll end up with a muddy smooshed looking image.  When everything was dry I added a few flicks of a darker blue ink for a more artsy feel, and for an imitation of raindrops.  Finally, I stamped my sentiment from the Altenew Stamp Set Be Strong.

What I love about this technique is that the Weathered Wood Distress Ink gave me distinct lines to follow, and took all of the guess work out of my painting. I also didn't get super creative in my color choices as I more or less looked at the cover of the stamp set for my inspiration.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!
Lisa


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